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Poster: guyzilla Date: Oct 6, 2011 7:43pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Hard Drive Failures = Back Up Your Stuff

For the most part, what I download is intended to make dvds with anyway and since I have thousands already, I'm not too worried about any being lost to "wear-and-tear". I'm essentially creating my own personal tv station to say the heck with cable, I've got KRIS-TV for my home. Put what you can on disc and store it that way. It'll be easier to play it on your tv anyway. What's here is best viewed from the couch any time, with or without cookie dough ice cream!

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Poster: cosmico Date: Oct 6, 2011 8:44pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Hard Drive Failures = Back Up Your Stuff

When I first found the Archive, I downloaded about 50 movies at a relative's house (we didn't have cable internet here at the time) and burned DVD-Rs, so I do have those. I will probably need to download about a dozen movies again, but I'm trying to become somewhat less of a hoarder anyway, so a handful of b-movie faves on disc at minimum are enough to keep me happy on the "desert island" in my mind. :)

Say, didn't this same thing happen to Meatpies awhile back? A hard drive crash, that is?

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Oct 7, 2011 12:25am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Hard Drive Failures = Back Up Your Stuff

Something else occurred to me. Don't throw away the old external drive. Take it with you when you go buy a new one. If you get it at a store like Best Buy, maybe the Geek Squad can transfer the data from the the old one. Might be worth a try to retrieve the personal files you mentioned.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Oct 7, 2011 1:47am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Hard Drive Failures = Back Up Your Stuff

Oh, believe me...I'm keeping it.